Senator Bam Aquino on Monday chided the Bureau of Customs (BoC) for making it “easy” for big-time smugglers to herald contrabands into the nation whereas burdening abroad Filipino employees (OFWs) with strict necessities in sending balikbayan packing containers.
“Habang pinapahirapan ang mga OFWs na magpadala ng gamit sa kanilang mahal sa buhay, labas-masok naman ang kontrabando sa Super Green Lane (SGL),” he stated.
The senator was referring to the P6.four billion shabu cargo that was allowed to move by the Super Green Lanes (SGL) designed to ease port congestion.
Super Green Lanes have been put in place supposedly to fasttrack the motion of shipments based mostly on the discretion of the BoC.
“Ito ba ang direksiyon ng BoC para maresolba ang problema sa smuggling? Pahirapan ang mga OFWs at palagpasin ang mga big time smugglers?” Aquino requested.
“Ilan pa kayang kontrabando at droga ang nakakalusot sa mga Super Green Lanes natin?” he added.